Monday, January 18, 2010

{ippity} Second Chance Challenge on Sketchy Thursdays

You all were so lovely and sweet about my premier sketch on Sketchy Thursdays earlier this month that I just had to make another one for our newest Second Chance Challenge!!!! 


A bit different than the last one, eh?  I whipped out my inner grunge monkey for this one!


Riding high off my fave layout to date (yesterday's "The Moment" post, see HERE), I decided to give the painted/misted/stamped/doodled background another go. 

Yeah, not as enthralled with this one.  Still likeable but not enrapturing.  (Wow, I have a high opinion of my work, eh?  NOT!!) 

Anyhoo, the current Sketchy Thursdays Second Chance Challenge is sponsored by {ippity} by Unity Stamp Co. so I used 3 images from the Because of You set for this card.  (Hard to pick out in the picture but the "love" word block is stamped repeatedly over the background.)  What's funny is that both Diana and Tessa used the same images for their DT reveals of this challenge/sketch, too.  Great minds...

~stamp detail~
I would LOVE to see your take on my sketch.  As you should know by now, we on Sketchy Thursdays present you with our sketches as inspiration for you.  You are always welcome to flip, rotate, interpret the suggested position, size, shape or number of embellishments, and/or in this case grunge- or tidy-up this sketch to suit your creative whim. You'll notice that the Sketchy Thursdays Design Team has taken this credo to heart with this challenge, rotating, flipping, interpreting, and cleaning up the sketch as necessary to fit their creative vision.

You have until 11:59pm EST 1/31 to post your creation (card OR layout - I'd love to see this interpreted as a layout!) to the comments on THIS POST on the Sketchy blog for your chance to win an {ippity} set.  The winner will have their choice of one of these two sets:


-OR-


I think having a choice makes it just that much more fun!!!

And, in case you haven't noticed, I simply adore this new line of {ippity} stamps by Unity Stamp Company.  So much so that I became an {ippity} chick so you can purchase them through me!  ({ippity} stamps can only be purchased through {ippity} chicks - they're not available on the Unity site or in any stores.)

So, as an added bonus to the current Sketchy Thursdays {ippity} challenge AND to celebrate the creation of my new {ippity} blog, {ippity} by heidi, I'm offering all Sketchy Thursdays followers a 15% discount on product through the end of this challenge, 1/31!!  Check out the Sketchy Thursdays blog for how to get your discount. 

In the next few days I'll be fleshing out the new {ippity} by heidi blog but I envision it to not only include a way to order {ippity} product from me, but will also include {ippity} inspiration, a place for you to share your {ippity} creations, and occassional {ippity} challenges. 

Come, play along with us over on Sketchy Thursdays!!!

Have a great Friday!!

- Heidi

21 comments:

Leah the Orange said...

OOOHHH, a Heidi challenge blog for {ippity}?! now that DOES sound like fun!

can't wait for the new releases - i'm sure they're going to be faboo!

p.s. - i love the greeniness of this card. you are FAR too self-critical!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

heidi!!! loveeeeeeeeeeeee your sketch and that yummy card u made too!!! U are rockin' the paint! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Tyggereye said...

WOwasaaa!! i LOVE THIS Card!! Very cool. The pink and the birds. all of it. Great job!!! Givin' ya a little shout out on my blog today :)

sarah said...

inner grudge! now that's what i'm talking about! ;)

have a great weekend!

Kristy said...

Heidi!!! This is an AWESOME SKETCH!!! I am all over it!!! You should have started doin these earlier!

Stephanie said...

Love your card and sketch Heidi! Sounds like you are going to have an awesome Ippity Blog!

Andrea said...

Love the card!

Maria Gurnsey said...

WOW, i love the blend of colors on your card :)

Heather said...

Very pretty! LOVE the artistic feel of this card!

Banu said...

Stunning card...

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Wow this is just stunning!!!

Kelly Landers said...

Great job grunging up your card! Love your sketch too!

Angie Blom said...

this is awesome.. love the sketch and how your card turned out.. very artistic!!

Eva said...

WOW.....this is one cool card!!!! Love the artsy feel of it!

JenMarie said...

Fabulous!

♥ Audrey ♥ said...

Will be checking out that sketch. Luv your take on it.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

love this card--I saw it a couple of days ago on the Sketchy Thursdays....LOVED it then and LOVE IT STILL! TFS!

FibreJunky said...

Oh, dang! I think that is one awesome looking card!! Fabulous!!!

Jen said...

Glad you brought out the "grunge"...this card is remarkable...love the colors and your creative way with your stitching!

Cheri Howard said...

Very different, which makes your card so refreshing. Nice!

Leah the Orange said...

stoppin' by on the h{ippity} hop. thought i'd visit again 'cuz i just likes ya so much!